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NTT DATA UK announces new Chief Executive

Simon Williams has been named as CEO from 7 June 2017

NTT DATA, a leading consulting and IT services provider, has announced the appointment of Simon Williams to the role of Chief Executive Officer of NTT DATA's UK operations. He succeeds Steve Mitchener, who retired from the UK business in May 2017. Simon, previously NTT DATA UK's Head of Telco Media, Insurance Consulting and Digital, assumed the role on 7th June 2017. NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner, with business operations in over 50 countries.

'I am privileged to have been asked to lead NTT DATA in the UK. We are built on a foundation of excellent delivery, strong teamwork and innovation and I am excited to continue working with such a talented team. As a business, we pride ourselves on building long-term relationships based around advisory services and strategic transformation,' said Simon.

‘Our delivery quality has helped us grow by over 20 per cent year-on-year for the past four years and our focus on quality has helped ensure long-term, sustainable client relationships. NTT Data UK has a fantastic offering and I am excited to take on the role of CEO as our business continues to go from strength to strength.’

Simon started the consultancy Value Team in 2008 as CEO. After the NTT DATA acquisition of Value Team in 2012, he has held full P&L accountability for Telco Media, Insurance Consulting and Digital at NTT DATA UK and is also responsible for global client account development. Recent successes have included the launch of NTT DATA Digital (

Simon has over 23 years of experience in professional services and systems integration, working across many industries including Telco, Media, Financial Services and Public Sector. His international experience includes working in 10 countries and launching operators in India and Hungary.

Patrizio Mapelli, NTT DATA CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa said: 'I'm delighted that Simon has accepted the role. He will drive growth in the UK with consulting-led client engagement, enabling our clients to create value through technology innovation and transformational change.'

NTT DATA (TOKYO: 9613) is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. Its emphasis is on long-term commitments, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing.

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Source: Kana Inagaki, 2015, “Japanese know-how reveals Vatican’s treasures”, Financial Times, 11th March. 
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